Estonia tops world internet freedom list

  • 2014-12-05
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonia has been placed in second place in a world internet freedom list.

U.S. human rights organisation Freedom House placed the Baltic state in second position for the second year in a row in the new Freedom on the Net 2014 study, Public Broadcasting reports.

Iceland tops the list receiving 6 points on 100 points scale. Estonia's score was 8 points.

The study compared Internet freedom trends in 65 states of the world from May 2013 and May 2014.

Of the 65 countries assessed, 36 have experienced a negative trajectory since May 2013. The most significant declines were in Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.